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The Democratic Republic of the Congo or Congo-Kinshasa is a country in Central Africa bordering the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. It remains largely unexplored to this day, but was first mapped by Pierre de Brazza, which allowed for Leopold II of Belgium to lay claim to the region as the Congo Free State during the Scramble for Africa in 1885. Reports of human rights abuses on rubber farms there led the Belgian government to take over the territory in 1908, and it became the Belgian Congo, or Lower Congo to distinguish it from the French Congo, or Middle Congo. Ruanda-Urundi (now Rwanda and Burundi) was attached to it from German East Africa after WWI in 1919; it was a supplier of uranium to the Allies in WWII, and gained it's formal independence from Belgium after the war in 1960. After attempted secession by Katanga, the DRC became an anti-communist right-wing dictatorship during the Cold War, known as Zaïre until 1997. After two civil wars in 1996-2003, the DRC is only a little closer to democracy as of 2018. It currently has a population of about 78.7 million, and uses the Congolese franc. Read more

See also: Zaire, Belgian Congo, Congo Free State, Katanga

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50 Francs
1962
Standard banknote
P# 5

Zaire (1967-1997)

100 Sengi = 1 Likuta • 100 Makuta = 1 Zaïre

100 Francs
2000
70 × 152 mm
P# 92

Franc (1998-date)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Available for swap
1 Centime
1997
Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 80
Available for swap
5 Centimes
1997
Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 81
Available for swap
10 Centimes
1997
Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 82
Available for swap
20 Centimes
1997
Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 83
50 Centimes
1997
Standard banknote
120 × 70 mm
P# 84
5 Francs
1997
Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 86
Available for swap
10 Francs
2003
Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 93
10 Francs
2003
143 × 70 mm
P# 93
Available for swap
20 Francs
2003
Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 94, P# 94A
Available for swap
50 Francs
2000-2013
Standard banknote
150 × 77 mm
P# 97, P# 97A
Available for swap
100 Francs
2007-2013
Standard banknote
P# 98
100 Francs
2007
Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 98А
Available for swap
200 Francs
2007-2013
Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 99
Available for swap
500 francs
2002-2013
Standard banknote
150 × 70 mm
P# 96, P# 96A, P# 96B
500 Francs
2010
Commemorative note : 50th Anniversary of Independence
151 × 70 mm
P# 100
1,000 Francs
2005-2013
Standard banknote
141 × 73 mm
P# 101
5000 Francs
2005-2013
Standard banknote
146 × 73 mm

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